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407 views, 0 by Dusty1

Dusty1

Waiting for Spring

Cant wait til spring to start hitting antique sales and flea markets in search of some old hand saws and planes!!

834 views, 0 by Mtrac

I'm Mike

Hi, I’m Mike. Thanks for letting me join the forum. I’ve been a long time tool owner, but consider myself a real beginner when it comes to woodworking. I’ve decided to put the stuff in my garage to use instead of just gathering dust. I don’t...

1,812 views, 1 by MontyJ

MontyJ

Lessons learned...or what every new woodworker should know...

I have been accused of having a bit of a sense of humor in the past. If I can’t laugh at myself, well, I might as well die. I compiled a short list of things every new woodworker should know. Some of them are things I have learned from experience...

978 views, 0 by Mark44

Pallet Freak

Mark here and I’m 72 and mostly retired. I build a lot of different things exclusively from reclaimed lumber. I mostly deconstruct pallets, crates and large one off pallets used to transport heavy machinery. I have used old signs, mirrors, or...

931 views, 0 by Joe Laviolette

Joe Laviolette

Finally finished my "tool cabinet"

Which is not much of a cabinet at all. I’ve been meaning to make one for a few months. Previously I just hand my hand tools all over makeshift shelves that the previous owners put in the garage. I decided against a cabinet in favor of using the...

995 views, 0 by Brian

Brian

What kind of hand saw for this job?

I’m planning a cantilevered pergola for my backyard modeled after the one in the photo. I designed it and bought the materials yesterday. I have a good handle on how to get it assembled (figuring out how to get the rafters up by myself was the...

815 views, 0 by MontyJ

MontyJ

Why not...

I saw this forum come up a couple of weeks ago. After hemming and hawing, I figured I would post something of an introduction. My name is Monty. The J comes from my mother and sister (older sister) as in MontyJ stop that, MontyJ put that down,...

1,035 views, 0 by a1jim

a1jim

Do as I say not as I do AKA Don't do this at home

Hi gang As I was cutting some wood on the table saw today the thought came to me that what I was doing is not something I would recommend to my woodworking students. My father’s words came back to me “do as I say not as I do”. Because I’m a 30...

760 views, 0 by Wolf (& Rabbit!)

Wolf (& Rabbit!)

cat scratch fever

i don’t mean to be absent but i was bitten by a cat on my right wrist. my hand looks like a hagus with five sausages sewed on one end. long story… owners of random cat discovered, cat carrier delivered, terrified cat, argument about where cats...

698 views, 0 by MJCD

Post-Project Shop Reset; Optimizing the Small Shop

The following covers two areas: getting my shop ready for the next project, and optimizing the small shop. Post-Project Reset We each have our procedures; one of mine is that after every project, I reset the shop. The reset includes re-touching...

1,019 views, 0 by Kelly

TABLE SAW LONG PIECE CUTTING JIG

I have a Unisaw with a 52" fence. Needless to say, cutting a forty-five on 3/4" stock longer than its capabilities is a challenge. I could run against a sacrificial fence, but that requires me to rely on the cut portion, in back of the blade,...

2,840 views, 1 by Kelly

Table Saw Set-up Gauge

I designed this guide back in the eighties, to allow me to be sure my table saw top was positioned exactly ninety degrees to the blade, and for setting up cuts on my, then, less than reliable fence. A table saw blade must be perfectly ninety...

4,078 views, 0 by Kelly

Band Saw Angle Cutting Jig

After seeing what others had done using three different colors of wood to make 3-D patterns out of wood, I thought I’d try my hand at it. To aid in the process, I made this jig for my band saw. Of course, one could vary it a bit for the table...

841 views, 0 by Jeff B

Jeff B

A question of payment

Hey everyone, I have had an issue come up. I was commissioned to build a keepsake box. The lady who asked for it is an old friend from Ohio that I’ve known since Junior High. I built the box, this box to be specific: "": ...

1,036 views, 0 by David L. Whitehurst

David L. Whitehurst

Sharpening

If you are using hand-tools and you aren’t sharpening, shame on you. I’ve been surviving with a $6 Norton oil stone from the hardware store but if you are like me and hadn’t been around anyone that took their tool care seriously, you might not...

1,239 views, 0 by Kelly

A Brand New [Fifty Some Year Old) Rockwell Delata 12" (36" bed) Lathe

What a nice couple days. Though I live in the toolies and, generally, find any good craigslist deals far distant, I looked at the list the other day and saw a Rockwell Delta 46-450 wood lathe for one hundred bucks and only a couple miles away....

1,379 views, 0 by Bo Peep

Bo Peep

Building A Workbench

My good old faithful workbench (apparently it’s actually a potting bench) is showing signs of old age and neglect. I have been looking after it as best I can but it is a bit more rickety now and the surface is uneven due to damp conditions. So...

863 views, 0 by Brian

Brian

Wood phone cases

http://www.carved.com/shop/samsung-galaxy-s5 I’m not sure how they do this at these prices and turn a profit. They say they’re hand made. But the idea is genius!

857 views, 0 by Kelly

L-square Stop - Depth Gauge - Table Saw Setup Tool

This tool serves several functions. It can be used as: - an edge stop for L-squares; - a wide gap depth gauge; and, - as a set up tool for table saws. This tool allows the user to, easily, lay out lines at ninety degrees...

1,056 views, 0 by Kelly

Small Parts Clamp

I’ve been using miniature Jorgensen clamp to hold small parts to cut them on the band saw or sand them on the big drum. I decided to experiment and these seem to work pretty good. These can be made in any size you desire. Too, there are various...